Galaxy Press Announces Partnership with Willow Trading in South Africa
JOHANNESBERG, GAUTENG, SOUTH AFRICA: Galaxy Press is pleased to announce a partnership with Willow Trading Company in South Africa to distribute its line of L. Ron Hubbard fiction works. “We created Galaxy Press in 2002 to oversee the publication and distribution of Mr. Hubbard’s works,” stated John Goodwin, President Galaxy Press, from his office in Los Angeles, California. “We are looking forward to our relationship with Willow Trading SA to make Mr. Hubbard’s works available throughout South Africa and neighboring countries,” he concluded.
In a video conference call with Cheryl Uys, Director Willow Trading SA, a launch plan was established with titles arriving in bookstores the second half of September. She stated, “I have always enjoyed L. Ron Hubbard’s science fiction books, and finally got to read 'Battlefield Earth' during lockdown!” Initial titles being distributed include the international bestselling science fiction novel "Battlefield Earth," the Writers of the Future series, and the Stories from the Golden Age, a line of 153 stories written in the 1930s and ‘40s.
Since its initial release in 1982, "Battlefield Earth" has sold over 4 million copies and was rated #3 of the top 100 novels of the 20th Century in the Modern Library Readers Poll. This edition has expanded content containing an author interview published in the Rocky Mountain News shortly after the book’s initial release and a Discussion Guide.
The Stories from the Golden Age is a line of 80 books containing 153 stories all written by L. Ron Hubbard during the 1930s and ‘40s—in genres ranging from Mystery to Thriller, Science Fiction and Fantasy to Adventure and Westerns, using his own and fifteen pen names—widely considered America’s Golden Age of Fiction. The print version of each work includes the pulp fiction artwork that originally accompanied the story in magazine publications. In addition, each title offers a full-cast, unabridged audio theatrical presentation complete with theme music and sound effects.
The Writers of the Future Writing Contest, now in its 38th year, was initiated by L. Ron Hubbard to provide “a means for new and budding writers to have a chance for their creative efforts to be seen and acknowledged.” Based on its success, its sister contest, Illustrators of the Future, was created five years later to provide that same opportunity for the aspiring artist.
The over 500 past winners and published finalists of the Writing Contest have published over 1,800 novels and nearly 6,200 short stories. In addition, they have produced 33 New York Times bestsellers, and their works have sold over 60 million copies.
The 370 past winners of the Illustrating Contest—including Stephen Spinas from Cape Town—have produced over 6,000 illustrations, 360 comic books, graced 624 books and albums with their art, and visually contributed to 68 TV shows and 40 major movies.